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Poster: dudeman5685 Date: Mar 17, 2009 3:38pm
Forum: Americana Subject: Re: A little request to Duke and Boston Col

What ever DPI you feel is best. It seems they are automatically making derivatives, so most people will be able to find a scale that suites them.

Thank you so much for doing this. I'd like to return the favor if there is an item at the University of Texas or Texas State university library you'd like to see uploaded.

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Poster: garthus Date: Mar 17, 2009 6:45pm
Forum: Americana Subject: Re: A little request to Duke and Boston Col


It just sickens me that with the amount of money that government agencies (including the universities), are spending, that IA with its volunteers has a far and away, better collection of documents, books, and such. People in my office spend thousands of dollars going to conferences all over the world, allegedly for the purposes of advancing library information science. The net result is a great amount of resource, in money and time wasted, and very little result. My consortium has about 27,000 pages in our digital collection, mostly through my effort, after nearly eight years of work (I will not mention the monetary expenditure); compare this pittance to what IA has done with mostly all volunteers.

What you can do is to keep plugging away and contributing as little or as much as you can, hopefully more saner minds in the future will be thankful that these items were preserved for all to see at that time.

I almost read this entire report and think that it is a gem which belongs in an accessible archive. After much effort, I ended up paying $15.00 to get this report after determination that it was the best copy available. It is the original, there are some microfiche versions, but apparently the original English version is difficult to find in good conditions as the paper oxidizes rapidly. It is very much like newspaper. I have actually seen some German versions (all were German or Russian at my university) and I was not aware of original English version of this work.

I have a lot of stuff digitized and only recently have started putting it up on the IA and Project Gutenberg:

for some of my stuff. As you can see I am putting up packaging, complete with measurements, various other items with measurements, and much of my favorite reading materials. May be in the future when computers get good enough, with stuff like this we can really have the holographic virtual reality which now is just science fiction.